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Design and optimization of an RFID-enabled passport tracking system

Dukyil, Abdulsalam, Mohammed, Ahmed and Darwish, Mohamed 2018. Design and optimization of an RFID-enabled passport tracking system. Journal of Computational Design and Engineering 5 (1) , pp. 94-103. 10.1016/j.jcde.2017.06.002

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The implementation of RFID technology has been subject to ever-increasing popularity in relation to the traceability of products as one of the most cutting edge technologies. Implementing such a technology leads to an increase in the visibility management of products. Notwithstanding this, RFID communication performance is potentially greatly affected by interference between the RFID devices. It is also subject to additional costs in investment that should be taken into account. Consequently, seeking a cost-effective design with a desired communication performance for RFID-enabled systems has become a key factor in order to be competitive in today’s markets. This study presents a cost and performance-effective design for a proposed RFID-enabled passport tracking system through the development of a multi-objective model that takes in account economic, performance and social criteria. The developed model is aimed at solving the design problem by (i) allocating the optimal numbers of related facilities that should be established and (ii) obtaining trade-offs among three objectives: minimising implementation and operational costs; minimising RFID reader interference; and maximising the social impact measured in the number of created jobs. To come closer to real design in terms of considering the uncertain parameters, the developed multi-objective model was developed in terms of a fuzzy multi-objective model. To solve the multi-objective optimization problem model, two solution methods were used and a decision-making method was developed to select the final trade-off solution. Moreover, a case study was applied to examine the applicability of the developed model and the proposed solution methods. The research findings indicate that the developed model is capable of presenting a design for an RFID-enabled passport tracking system and trade-offs among the three objectives.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Systems At Cardiff (CAMSAC)
Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 2288-4300
Funders: Society of CAD/CAM Engineers
Date of Acceptance: 21 June 2017
Last Modified: 08 May 2019 02:34

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